Just Clumsy? Or Is It Seizures?

Just Clumsy? Or Is It Seizures?

Just Clumsy? Or Is It Seizures?

The Epilepsy Foundation has launched a campaign to inform parents that seizures in young children often go undiagnosed for months because they don’t always display obvious signs such as convulsions. A child who falls frequently for no reason may not be clumsy, but might be having subtle seizures. A dazed stare followed by chewing or mumbling or picking at clothes might be a seizure.

Over 3% of children will have a seizure before their 15th birthdays. November is National Epilepsy Month. It’s a good time to take a few moments to learn the warning signals of childhood epilepsy.

Early treatment can mean successful treatment.

Dr. Alan Greene

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Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

 

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